Dell Rapids reported a 2.1% increase in sales tax revenue through the month of May in 2020 when compared to the same time period in 2019, but the month of June provided an even bigger boost to the City of Dell Rapids.
“We are showing a 9.2% increase total for the year of 2020 compared to six months in as of June 2019. The months of April, May, and June have all been exceedingly higher than normal,” said City Administrator Justin Weiland at the last Dell Rapids City Council meeting.
The month of June saw almost a 30% increase compared to the month of June in 2019. Sales tax revenue in the month totaled $124,396.22. That is the highest collected amount since the months of July and August of 2017. It was also the third straight month of over $100,000 in collected sales tax and fourth month overall in 2020.
The city has collected just over $55,000 more in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019.